I started this blog several years ago when I needed a dedicated space in my life to focus on reading. Since then, it has grown into a place for the poetry that has moved me, even changed me. It helped me connect to the poetry community here on Tumblr and introduced me to wonderful, creative people. It’s hard to believe there was a time before I had even heard of poets like Jane Hirshfield, Gregory Orr, Charles Wright, Aracelis Girmay, and Rabindranath Tagore (all of whom I now count among my dearest favourites), but this blog and others like it have given me that precious gift. Thank you all for joining me in this community.
Over the past few months I’ve come to the realization that I don’t need this blog any more. It still brings me great joy to share the poetry I’m reading and engaging with, but it also takes up a great deal of time. And what I need now is time to develop my own poetic voice, as well as time to focus on grad school, my career, and my ill-conceived (but exciting!) plan to hike the Appalachian Trail. So, for now, I’m taking a break from this blog. I’m not sure when I’ll be back. Perhaps I’ll return when I feel ready to share my own poetry here, as well as that of others. In the meantime, consider this my very fond farewell. Goodbye!